Friday, September 18, 2009
Where The Wild Things Are Gallery Show - Saturday Night
Here is a piece I recently did for the Terrible Yellow Eyes Gallery Show at Gallery Nucleus . The exhibit showcases a huge amount of amazing work all inspired by the greatest book of all time " Where The Wild Things Are." A few months ago, a guy buy the name of Cory Goodby started this great Blog dedicated to showcasing artwork inspired by the book, as a birthday gift for Maurice Sendak, the Author of "Where The Wild Things Are." Since this book happens to be my favorite book of all time, and now that Spike Jonez is making what will be the best movie of all time, naturally i had to participate. So here is my piece. It's actually a 3-D Painting / Sculpture titled "Wish You Were Here." For me, I wanted to explore the feelings and the sorrow that the monsters might have once Max was gone, this idea of holding onto what ever remains after someone has left felt really inspiring to me.
Since this piece is a small 3-D model, I thought I would have fun with the camera and photoshop and see what the movie might have looked like if it was made as a stop motion animated film. As for the real film, I think Spike Jonez has made the movie of my lifetime. This book seems like it could have been made into a thousand crappy films, and once I saw the first poster, I knew that it wasn't going to be a steaming pile. Spike Jonez is a genius, the move looks fantastic, the art direction looks amazing, my only problem with it is I didn't have the chance to work on it. Anyways, the show is gonna be great, if you can swing by Gallery Nucleus this Saturday Night from 6-11pm, you won't regret it, the artwork created by the other artists is inspiring and truly amazing.
"Wish You Were Here"